Civil Liability in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Quiz 1 :

Overview of Civil Liability

Quiz 1 :

Overview of Civil Liability

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Which of the following contributed to an increase in correctional institution consent decrees?
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There is no systemic method for collecting information relating to police civil litigation.
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Researchers speculate which of the following?
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Which of the following are some of the more commonly litigated correctional topics over the last 10 years?
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Which of the following are the three most common civil lawsuit categories filed in the U.S. since the 1970s?
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Until 1995 §1983 lawsuits have increased by 100%
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Which of the following have contributed to an increase in settlement payouts?
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Between 1985 and 1999, the time it takes to close a case from the date of filing has increased.
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Which of the following gave prisoners access to the courts?
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Plaintiffs in police officer lawsuits are more likely to prevail in which of the following claims?
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Which of the following statements best captures police officer attitudes toward civil liability?
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Prisoners file more lawsuits than the general public.
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The 1997 Ross study found that detainees in jail/detention were more likely to prevail in which of the following case categories?
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In a review of major newspapers in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, which of the following categories was identified as making up 30% of all lawsuits?
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Juries are more likely to award punitive damages than judges.
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Which of the following statements are true?
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Which of the following statements is true?
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The 1997 Ross study revealed that what percentage of prisoners filed in forma pauperis?
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Which of the following groups is LESS LIKELY to see civil lawsuits as a barrier to effective law enforcement?
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Which of the following contributed to an increase in civil rights lawsuits since the 1980s?
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